The grounds of the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art are extensive and appointed here and there with classical statuary. This “topless” nymph is gracing the edge of the pond near the Visitors Pavilion. If you go, stroll the grounds and take in the beauty, serenity and surprises of this Sarasota gem.
Meanwhile, still back on the campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, whose buildings were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, I found a scene that lent itself to the white-on-white concept. It is another perspective of the covered walkway I featured here last week, but the north light removed the yellow of the sun and gave me several shades of “white.”
Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s architect, had a highly-recognizable style of structured design and repeating patterns to bolster the design. The late-architect’s works are on full display at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, a campus whose buildings area FLW treasures. And the designs are not limited to the buildings. This unique design belongs to an extensive broad, angular walkway constructed between buildings, intended to shield students and faculty from the relentless Florida sun.
There was lots of action at the Bradenton Area River Regatta on the Manatee River. This young daredevil is the world’s amateur champion of whatever this sport is called. I stopped action to get a better look.